Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Salmoniformes
(Salmons) > Salmonidae
(Salmonids) > Salmoninae
Etymology: Salmo: Latin, salmo, Plinius = salmon (Ref. 45335). More on author: Pellegrin.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; pelagic. High altitude, preferred ?
Africa: Extinct; formerly in Lake Aguelman de Sidi Ali, Morocco (Ref. 55619, 94553, 94556).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 28.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55619); 21.4 cm SL (female); max. published weight: 111.00 g (Ref. 94730)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10 - 16;
Vertebrae: 56 - 59. Diagnosis: large eyes, short jaws and numerous scales (Ref. 94553). Differs from all other Salmo species, except for S. platycephalus, by the overall dusky brown or blackish colour pattern, without contrasting colouration on trunk and fins in adults (Ref. 50055, 55619). Distinguished from S. platycephalus by deep and narrow, and sometimes pointed, snout, large orbits (22% of head length) and more numerous scales (18-20, versus 16) between adipose fin and lateral line; large number of anal fin pterygiophores (12-14, modally 13) compared to other Salmo species (10-11, rarely 12) (Ref. 50055, 55619).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Delling, B. and I. Doadrio, 2005. Systematics of the trouts endemic to Moroccan lakes, with description of a new species (Teleostei: Salmonidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters 16(1):49-64. (Ref. 55619)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01047 (0.00477 - 0.02296), b=3.03 (2.86 - 3.20), based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (40 of 100) .